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Stereotypes portray software engineers as a reckless lot, and stereotypes paint software configuration management (SCM) devotees as inflexible. Based on these impressions, it is no wonder that projects can be riddled with tension! The truth probably lies somewhere in between these stereotypes, and this book shows how proven SCM practices can foster a healthy team-oriented culture that produces better software. The authors show that workflow, when properly managed, can avert delays, morale problems, and cost overruns. A patterns approach (proven solutions to recurring problems) is outlined so that SCM can be easily applied and successfully leveraged in small to medium sized organizations. The patterns are presented with an emphasis on practicality. The results speak for themselves: improved processes and a motivated workforce that synergize to produce better quality software.
List of Figures.
I. BACKGROUND.1. Putting a System Together.
Balancing Stability and Progress.
The Role of SCM in Agile Software Development.
SCM in Context.
SCM as a Team Support Discipline.
What Software Configuration Management Is.
The Role of Tools.
The Larger Whole.
This Book's Approach.
Further Reading.2. The Software Environment.
What Software Is About.
The Development Workspace.
The Big Picture.
Further Reading.3. Patterns.
About Patterns and Pattern Languages.
Patterns in Software.
Configuration Management Patterns.
Structure of Patterns in This Book.
The Pattern Language.
Overview of the Language.
II THE PATTERNS.4. Mainline.
Simplify Your Branching Model.
Further Reading.5. Active Development Line.
Define Your Goals.
Further Reading.6. Private Workspace.
Isolate Your Work to Control Change.
Further Reading.7. Repository.
One Stop Shopping.
Further Reading.8. Private System Build.
Think Globally by Building Locally.
Further Reading.9. Integration Build.